By CricketCountry Staff
Mumbai: Apr 7, 2012
During Mumbai Indians match against Pune Warriors India on Friday, head coach Robin Singh, in an interview allegedly made a sexist remarks against USA women’s team.
According to a report in dreamcricket.com, Singh, USA women team’s coach-cum-technical advisor said in the interview that as women’s coach he has had to drop mental standards to gel with women cricketers.
The reporter during the interview asked a question to Singh about his experience of coaching the women team, to which he replied, “Well that was pretty bad. I think it was the first time I was doing women’s cricket,” said Singh. “It’s very very different. I mean, you have to drop your mental standards with them. It’s a total change. It’s absolutely different.”
When the reporter pressed for a response from Singh by asking whether he enjoyed the experience, the Mumbai coach replied, “Yeah….” mixed in with a shoulder shrug. “I mean it’s different. You have to rethink how you strategize and so forth.”
The report called Singh’s comments ungracious and urged USA Cricket Association to have a change in team’s management if the former Indian batsman isn’t enjoying the job. Moreover, the report termed Singh as sexist for insulting the intelligence of the female cricketers. The report labeled Singh’s comments as pathetic and cheap.